As Yogi Berra would say:

When you come to a fork in the road, you take it.

The Palestinians have come to such a fork, and they can take but only one path.  The Age(AU) clearly sees the problem, although they fail to indentify it.

Palestinian youths

Instead, they hoped Hamas would be more honest and active than Fatah, and more pragmatic than its own hardline charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, instead moving towards negotiations for an independent Palestinian state living in peace beside it.

A year later and with the 40th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip coming up in June, the “two-state solution” looks further away than at any time in at least the past 15 years, and the rival Palestinian factions have turned on each other.

The choice for the Palestinians is simple.  They can either opt for the one state, war,  solution, by the elimination of the State of Israel, or they can opt for the two state solution, peace with Israel.   The Palestinians can not be both committed to the destruction of the State of Israel and be at peace with Israel.

(H/T photo:  Scotsman )

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